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Yet another song I'm madly in love with

Why did I wait to download the Jason Robert Brown album? Oh, that's right, I decided that it didn't look worth spending the money on. For free, that's another story.

Anyway, why have I never heard Music of Heaven before today? It's perfection. Here . . .
http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1T2CYPGG2TD8Z2DRW8X3NCG8HF

I expect to turn around quickly one day, and see JRB crouching behind something, taking notes about my life. It started with I'm Not Afraid of Anything; before that song, a piece of music had never made me feel so vulnerable, so known. So many of his songs have been just a little closer to my experience than others, and have been more powerful because of it. This song mirrors me, and it's comforting. My challenges are not unique, other people have been here before, others will visit long after I've moved on.

The lyrics

I come with my armor in place, emotions in check,
thinking I'm smarter or just more realistic.
I sit with my frozen smile, all the while reluctant to trust what I'm told.
Cynical, cold, Challenging the music of Heaven to open a crack in my chest,
and let something glorious in.
Music of Heaven should puncture me,
Suddenly blessed, blessed, blessed -
Let the music begin.
Let the music begin.

They sing and they cry and I watch, lean back in my chair,
The classic New Yorker, alone among millions,
Indifference upon my face, out of place,
But longing to feel what you feel,
Like it was real; like there could be music of Heaven
To open some path to your soul and let something glorious in.
Music of Heaven allows you to give up control . . .
Yes, yes -
Let the music begin.
Let the music begin.

And I sit there with dry eyes and cold hands,
Judging and standing apart.
Dry eyes, and cold hands, waiting and wondering:
When will it open my heart?
When will it open my heart?
When will I open my heart?

(Holy Father!) I hear you singing

(Holy Father!) Hear you are singing

(Holy Father!) I want to say, "Yes!"

(Yes!) Say Yes!

(Yes!) Say Yes!

(Yes!) I want to say "Holy Father!"

(Holy Father!) I want to say "Holy Father!"

(Holy Father!) I want to sing "Holy Father, Holy Father! Say yes!"

(Yes!) Say yes!

(Yes!) Say yes!

(Yes!) I need to sing!

(Holy Father!) I need to cry, yes!

(Holy Father!) I need to believe!

(Holy Father!) That I can say yes!

(Yes!) Say yes,

(Yes!) Say yes . . .

(Yes, yes, yes . . .)

I can say yes, yes, yes . . .
Let the music begin.
Let the music begin.
Let the music begin.
Let the music begin
Tags: music, spirituality
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